SAFETY HELMET IDENTITY STICKER EUROPEAN STANDARDS CARE AND

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					                                                                                                 IDENTIFYING                                              SAFETY HELMET
                                                                                                 HAZARDS                                                  IDENTITY
                                                                                                  A safety helmet is required in almost every industry    STICKER
                                                                                                 where there is a risk of being injured by falling
                                                                                                 objects. In areas of restricted head space where
                                                                                                   accidental bumping of the head could be involved
                                                                                                    (e.g. overhead piping) a scalp protector (bump
                                                                                                      cap) should be considered. Bump caps are not a
                                                                                                       substitute for safety helmets and must not be
                                                                                                        used to protect the head from falling objects.

                                                                                                        IDENTIFYING
                                                                                                        MATERIALS
                                                                                                            Shells are primarily made using UV
                                                                                                             stabilised high density polyethylene
                                                                                                               (HDPE) or ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene
                                                                                                                 Styrene). Harnesses are made using              1
                                                                                                                   low density polyethylene or terylene
                                                                                                                    webbing.

                                                                                                             CARE AND
                                                                                                            MAINTENANCE
                                                                                                            A helmet may be cleaned with soap and          Attach ID sticker to helmet
                                                                                                           water, drying with a soft cloth. A helmet
                                                                                                           should not be cleaned with abrasive
                                                                                                          substances or solvents and must not be
                                                                                                           stored in direct sunlight or in contact with
                                                                                                           chemicals. The wearer should inspect a
                                                                                                           helmet regularly. Any helmet showing more
                                                                                                         than superficial abrasions or scuffing to the
                                                                                                 shell should be replaced.

                                                                                                 SHELF LIFE
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                                                                                                 To comply with European Standards, all
                                                                                                 helmets are marked with the quarter or month
                                                                                                 and year of manufacture. If helmets are stored
                                           EUROPEAN                                              in boxes in which they were supplied and do not
                                                                                                 experience environmental extremes, the shelf life
                                           STANDARDS                                             of a helmet is not limited. However, it is not
                                                                                                 recommended that a helmet should be in use
                                           EN 397 specifies physical and performance             five years after date of manufacture.
                                           requirements of industrial safety helmets.
                                           Certain tests are mandatory if the product is to
                                           receive EN 397 approval.                              SO WHAT ARE THE                                           Worker information revealed
                                           These cover:
                                           •   Shock absorption                                  DIFFERENCES?
                                           •   Resistance to penetration
                                                                                                 A helmet is not just a helmet. They have many
                                           •   Flame resistance
                                                                                                 different features providing specific user benefits,
                                           •   Chinstrap anchorage
                                           A manufacturer can choose to submit his products to
                                                                                                 such as:
                                           additional optional tests. Such tests could lead      •   Weight: Some helmets are lighter than others.
                                                                                                 A lightweight helmet provides comfort during
                                           to one or more of these markings appearing on         prolonged periods of use
                                           a helmet.
                                                                                                 •
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                                                                                                     Cradle: A helmet can have either a basic
                                           -20°/-30°C The helmet will provide some protection    polyethylene cradle or a more comfortable Terylene
                                           when worn in an environment at or above this          webbing cradle                                           1 HELMET WORKER IDENTITY ID
                                           temperature. -40°C ultra low temperature (outside
                                           of EN 397)                                            •   Sweatband: A helmet can have either none,
                                                                                                 a standard or a high absorbent sweatband for
                                                                                                                                                          STICKER
                                           440V a.c. The helmet will protect against                                                                      In Case of Emergency (ICE) stickers for accident
                                                                                                 improved comfort during use                              victims give the on-site medical team member or
                                           short term, accidental contact with live electrical
                                           conductors up to this voltage                         •   Ventilation: Some helmets are ventilated,
                                                                                                 providing cooling airflow during use
                                                                                                                                                          attending ambulance staff instant access to the
                                           LD The helmet will provide some protection from                                                                victim’s potential lifesaving information and enables
                                           lateral compressive loads                             •   Badging: Some helmet designs allow for a larger
                                                                                                 front badging area, for an enhanced corporate
                                                                                                                                                          emergency contacts to be quickly notified of the
                                           MM Molten Metal splash test                                                                                    situation 24/7. A cost-effective solution to strengthen
                                                                                                 image                                                    your existing on-site safety procedures and worker
                                           EN 50365 Electrically insulating helmets for use on
                                           low voltage installations                             •   Peaks: Peak lengths can vary – a reduced peak is
                                                                                                 available for improved upward visibility
                                                                                                                                                          information records. An essential safety product for
                                           EN 812 is the standard for Industrial Bump                                                                     work sites with large worker numbers and frequent
                                           Caps, which are intended to provide protection                                                                 staff rotation/turnover. Made from 3M™ reflective
                                           against bumps caused by walking into hazardous                                                                 material, 100% waterproof and fully secure with
                                           projections. A Bump Cap does not provide protection                                                            security flap to protect the worker’s information. Will
                                           against falling or thrown objects and should not be                                                            not weaken nor damage safety helmets in any way.
                                           used where a safety helmet is required                                                                         Code: 343284                                 Each £2.95

				
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